“They gave their tomorrow for our today” is a military saying (popular on Memorial Day) that has been printed on many images.
“When you go home, tell them of us and say, ‘For your tomorrow, we gave our today‘“ (from 1918 and 1944) is the original saying. “They gave their tomorrows for our todays” is a similar saying.
“‘As stated on a marker in France,’ quoted the orator, they gave their tomorrow for our today” was printed in the Lebanon (PA) Semi-Weekly News on February 23, 1920. The saying has been popular on Twitter.
23 February 1920, Lebanon (PA) Semi-Weekly News, “Ceremonies in Honor of Leb. Co, Heroic Dead,” pg. 1, col. 1:
“As stated on a marker in France,” quoted the orator, they gave their tomorrow for our today.
13 July 1949, Sydney (NSW, Australia) Morning Herald, “On Active Service” notice, pg. 20, col. 4:
They gave their to-morrow for our to-day.
30 December 1952, St. Joseph (MO) News-Press, “Meet Friday on Memorial,” pg. 1, col. 2:
One inscription suggested for the memorial, which would bear emblems of all branches of service, is “They gave their tomorrow for our today.”
13 November 2004, Daily Mirror (London, UK), “Ulster WWII Airman Finally Honoured by Family” by Jilly Beattie, pg. 2:
Ronnie, a former Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars and Territorial Army soldier, laid a wreath on Stanley’s grave with a card reading: “They gave their tomorrow for our today.”
Robert J Stevens
RT @mich_lloyd: D-Day Remembering what Gramps and other heroes did 65 yrs ago, they gave their tomorrow for our today, never forget that.
6:26 AM · Jun 6, 2009·Twitter Web Client
‘They gave their tomorrow for our today’ - found this beautiful quote engraved on a Soldiers Stone enroute to work.
6:11 AM · Sep 8, 2009·Twitter Web Client
82nd Airborne: Normandy 1944
By Stephen Smith and Simon Forty
Havertown, PA: Casemate Publishers
A monument on the market square to all the Allied airborne forces that participated on D-Day, along with their insignia and battle casualties. It is inscribed, “They gave their tomorrow for our today.”
Some things are bigger than football. Something should take priority over football. Just give them a second of your thoughts. They gave their tomorrow for our today! #LestWeForget #DDay75thAnniversary
3:30 PM · Jun 5, 2019·Twitter for iPhone
Melksham Town FC
They gave their tomorrow for our today.
Lest we forget.
3:39 AM · Nov 8, 2020·Twitter for iPhone
On the 11th hour.
Of the 11th day.
Of the 11th month.
We shall remember them.. Hibiscus
They gave their tomorrow,for our today.
Lest we forget Red heart
5:28 AM · Nov 11, 2020·Twitter for iPhone
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